The MCM London Comic Con may already be Europe’s biggest comic con, but the show will be even bigger when it returns to ExCel London this October, organisers have revealed.
“MCM London Comic Con will be soaring from 25,000 m2 to 34,000 m2, spreading the event across both sides of ExCel for the first time,” said MCM joint managing director Bryan Cooney.
“Growing the show’s footprint will not only allow us to provide additional exhibitor space, but will also enable us to expand our Main Theatre so even more visitors get to enjoy the latest movies from the UK’s biggest distributors, as well as cast and crew presentations.”
The news comes after last month’s MCM London Comic Con set a new attendance record with over 76,000 movie, videogame, sci-fi, anime, cosplay and comics fans attending over the long weekend, which featured five indoor stages including a 1,000 seat Main Theatre, as well as an outdoor Fringe Festival stage.
“MCM London Comic Con just keeps getting bigger and better,” said Paul Miley, MCM’s joint managing director. “Recent shows have not only seen us host more great films, games, sci-fi shows and comic artists, but also launch exciting new zones such as VidFestUK, dedicated to online video; MCM eSports tournaments and JapanEx, giving visitors a taste of Asian culture; there really is something for everyone!”
• MCM London Comic Con returns on 25-27 October 2013. Tickets are available at: www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/tickets
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.